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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429219/effects-of-different-modes-of-hypobaric-hypoxia-on-the-content-of-epigenetic-factors-in-the-rat-in-neurons-of-rat-neocortex
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M O Samoilov, A V Churilova, T S Glushchenko, E A Rybnikova
We studied the effects of different modes of hypobaric hypoxia on the content of epigenetic factors acH3K24, meH3K9, and meDNA modulating conformational characteristics of chromatin and gene expression in neurons of associative complex of rat parietal neocortex. Severe destructive hypoxia dramatically reduced the level of acH3K24 in 3 h after the end of exposure and increased meH3K9 and meDNA content. By contrast, 3-fold (but not single) adaptive exposure to moderate hypobaric hypoxia that produced a neuroprotective effect enhanced neuronal acH3K24 expression and decreased both meH3K9 and meDNA levels...
April 21, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426272/temperature-dependent-regulation-of-rdna-condensation-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Donglai Shen, Robert V Skibbens
Chromatin condensation during mitosis produces detangled and discrete DNA entities required for high fidelity sister chromatid segregation during mitosis and positions DNA away from the cleavage furrow during cytokinesis. Regional condensation during G1 also establishes a nuclear architecture through which gene transcription is regulated but remains plastic so that cells can respond to changes in nutrient levels, temperature and signaling molecules. To date, however, the potential impact of this plasticity on mitotic chromosome condensation remains unknown...
April 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424341/alterations-in-three-dimensional-organization-of-the-cancer-genome-and-epigenome
#3
Joanna Achinger-Kawecka, Phillippa C Taberlay, Susan J Clark
The structural and functional basis of the genome is provided by the three-dimensional (3D) chromatin state. To enable accurate gene regulation, enhancer elements and promoter regions are brought into close spatial proximity to ensure proper, cell type-specific gene expression. In cancer, genetic and epigenetic processes can deregulate the transcriptional program. To investigate whether the 3D chromatin state is also disrupted in cancer we performed Hi-C chromosome conformation sequencing in normal and prostate cancer cells and compared the chromatin interaction maps with changes to the genome and epigenome...
April 19, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420615/the-mechanism-and-clinical-significance-of-long-noncoding-rna-mediated-gene-expression-via-nuclear-architecture
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Shi Jian, Li Yanming, Fang Xiangdong
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a class of non-protein coding transcripts exceeding 200 nucleotides in length. Accumulating evidence achieved by several sophisticated techniques such as chromatin conformation capture and RNA-seq has led to new questions concerning correlations between lncRNAs and chromatin structures. Many studies have revealed that lncRNAs exert great influences on gene expression through regulating chromatin 3D structures. In addition, lncRNAs play a crucial role in tumorigenesis and therefore hold great promises in disease diagnosis and prognosis...
March 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402505/dicer-and-zrf1-contribute-to-chromatin-decondensation-during-nucleotide-excision-repair
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Shalaka Chitale, Holger Richly
Repair of damaged DNA relies on the recruitment of DNA repair factors in a well orchestrated manner. As a prerequisite, the chromatin needs to be decondensed by chromatin remodelers to allow for binding of repair factors and for DNA repair to occur. Recent studies have implicated members of the SWI/SNF and INO80 families as well as PARP1 in nucleotide excision repair (NER). In this study, we report that the endonuclease DICER is implicated in chromatin decondensation during NER. In response to UV irradiation, DICER is recruited to chromatin in a ZRF1-mediated manner...
April 10, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388407/chromatin-architecture-emerges-during-zygotic-genome-activation-independent-of-transcription
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Clemens B Hug, Alexis G Grimaldi, Kai Kruse, Juan M Vaquerizas
Chromatin architecture is fundamental in regulating gene expression. To investigate when spatial genome organization is first established during development, we examined chromatin conformation during Drosophila embryogenesis and observed the emergence of chromatin architecture within a tight time window that coincides with the onset of transcription activation in the zygote. Prior to zygotic genome activation, the genome is mostly unstructured. Early expressed genes serve as nucleation sites for topologically associating domain (TAD) boundaries...
April 6, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377493/roles-of-leu28-side-chain-intercalation-in-the-interaction-between-cren7-and-dna
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Zhenfeng Zhang, Mohan Zhao, Li Wang, Yuanyuan Chen, Yuhui Dong, Yong Gong, Li Huang
Crenarchaeal chromatin protein Cren7 binds double-stranded DNA in the minor groove, introducing a sharp single-step DNA kink. The side chain of Leu28, a residue conserved among all Cren7 homologues, intercalates into the kink DNA step. In this study, we replaced Leu28 with a residue containing a hydrophobic side chain of different sizes (i.e., L28A, L28V, L28I, L28M and L28F). Both the stability of the Cren7-DNA complex and the ability of Cren7 to constrain DNA supercoils correlated well with the size of the intercalated side chain...
April 4, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377300/cpg-dinucleotide-positioning-patterns-determine-the-binding-affinity-of-methyl-binding-domain-to-nucleosomes
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Agnes Mendonca, Oscar F Sanchez, Wenjie Liu, Zhe Li, Chongli Yuan
The methyl-binding domain of MBD1 is a common methyl CpG binding motif and has been linked to transcriptional repression. Understanding the dynamics of MBD1 binding to nucleosomal DNA is crucial, but the molecular interactions between MBD1 and chromatin remain elusive. In this study, we found the binding of MBD1 to nucleosomes demonstrates sequence preferences depending on the position of the methyl groups on the nucleosome. Specifically, binding was favored at (me)CpG sites in the dyad proximal region and facing towards the histone octamers...
April 1, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358394/long-read-chia-pet-for-base-pair-resolution-mapping-of-haplotype-specific-chromatin-interactions
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Xingwang Li, Oscar Junhong Luo, Ping Wang, Meizhen Zheng, Danjuan Wang, Emaly Piecuch, Jacqueline Jufen Zhu, Simon Zhongyuan Tian, Zhonghui Tang, Guoliang Li, Yijun Ruan
Chromatin interaction analysis by paired-end tag sequencing (ChIA-PET) is a robust method for capturing genome-wide chromatin interactions. Unlike other 3C-based methods, it includes a chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) step that enriches for interactions mediated by specific target proteins. This unique feature allows ChIA-PET to provide the functional specificity and higher resolution needed to detect chromatin interactions, which chromosome conformation capture (3C)/Hi-C approaches have not achieved. The original ChIA-PET protocol generates short paired-end tags (2 × 20 base pairs (bp)) to detect two genomic loci that are far apart on linear chromosomes but are in spatial proximity in the folded genome...
May 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355183/single-nucleus-hi-c-reveals-unique-chromatin-reorganization-at-oocyte-to-zygote-transition
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Ilya M Flyamer, Johanna Gassler, Maxim Imakaev, Hugo B Brandão, Sergey V Ulianov, Nezar Abdennur, Sergey V Razin, Leonid A Mirny, Kikuë Tachibana-Konwalski
Chromatin is reprogrammed after fertilization to produce a totipotent zygote with the potential to generate a new organism. The maternal genome inherited from the oocyte and the paternal genome provided by sperm coexist as separate haploid nuclei in the zygote. How these two epigenetically distinct genomes are spatially organized is poorly understood. Existing chromosome conformation capture-based methods are not applicable to oocytes and zygotes owing to a paucity of material. To study three-dimensional chromatin organization in rare cell types, we developed a single-nucleus Hi-C (high-resolution chromosome conformation capture) protocol that provides greater than tenfold more contacts per cell than the previous method...
April 6, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338761/influence-of-polynucleosome-preparation-methods-on-sedimentation-velocity-analysis-of-chromatin
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Tomoya Kujirai, Shinichi Machida, Akihisa Osakabe, Hitoshi Kurumizaka
Chromatin dynamics and higher order structures play essential roles in genomic DNA functions. Histone variants and histone post-translational modifications are involved in the regulation of chromatin structure and dynamics, cooperatively with DNA methylation and chromatin binding proteins. Therefore, studies of higher-order chromatin conformations have become important to reveal how genomic DNA is regulated during DNA transcription, replication, recombination and repair. The sedimentation velocity analysis by analytical ultracentrifugation has been commonly used to evaluate the higher-order conformation of in vitro reconstituted polynucleosomes, as model chromatin...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334768/repair-of-uv-induced-dna-lesions-in-natural-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-telomeres-is-moderated-by-sir2-and-sir3-and-inhibited-by-yku-sir4-interaction
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Laetitia Guintini, Maxime Tremblay, Martin Toussaint, Annie D'Amours, Ralf E Wellinger, Raymund J Wellinger, Antonio Conconi
Ultraviolet light (UV) causes DNA damage that is removed by nucleotide excision repair (NER). UV-induced DNA lesions must be recognized and repaired in nucleosomal DNA, higher order structures of chromatin and within different nuclear sub-compartments. Telomeric DNA is made of short tandem repeats located at the ends of chromosomes and their maintenance is critical to prevent genome instability. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae the chromatin structure of natural telomeres is distinctive and contingent to telomeric DNA sequences...
February 21, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333638/a-comparative-study-for-identifying-the-chromosome-wide-spatial-clusters-from-high-throughput-chromatin-conformation-capture-data
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Xiangtao Li, Ka-Chun Wong
In the past years, the high-throughput sequencing technologies have enabled massive insights into genomic annotations. In contrast, the full-scale three-dimensional arrangements of genomic regions are relatively unknown. Thanks to the recent breakthroughs in High-throughput Chromosome Conformation Capture (Hi-C) techniques, non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) has been adopted to identify local spatial clusters of genomic regions from Hi-C data. However, such non-negative matrix factorization entails a high-dimensional non-convex objective function to be optimized with non-negative constraints...
March 20, 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333241/dysmorphic-patterns-are-associated-with-cytoskeletal-alterations-in-human-oocytes
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Mariabeatrice Dal Canto, Maria Cristina Guglielmo, Mario Mignini Renzini, Rubens Fadini, Clarissa Moutier, Maria Merola, Elena De Ponti, Giovanni Coticchio
STUDY QUESTION: Are specific morphological anomalies in human mature oocytes, as revealed by transmitted light microscopy, associated with intrinsic damage to the meiotic spindle and actin cytoskeleton? SUMMARY ANSWER: Aggregates of smooth endoplasmic reticulum (SER) and domains of centrally localized granular cytoplasm (GC) reflect intrinsic damage to the oocyte cytoskeleton, namely alterations in spindle size, chromosome misalignment and cortical actin disorganization...
April 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332978/structural-reorganization-of-the-chromatin-remodeling-enzyme-chd1-upon-engagement-with-nucleosomes
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Ramasubramanian Sundaramoorthy, Amanda L Hughes, Vijender Singh, Nicola Wiechens, Daniel P Ryan, Hassane El-Mkami, Maxim Petoukhov, Dmitri I Svergun, Barbara Treutlein, Salina Quack, Monika Fischer, Jens Michaelis, Bettina Böttcher, David G Norman, Tom Owen-Hughes
The yeast Chd1 protein acts to position nucleosomes across genomes. Here, we model the structure of the Chd1 protein in solution and when bound to nucleosomes. In the apo state, the DNA-binding domain contacts the edge of the nucleosome while in the presence of the non-hydrolyzable ATP analog, ADP-beryllium fluoride, we observe additional interactions between the ATPase domain and the adjacent DNA gyre 1.5 helical turns from the dyad axis of symmetry. Binding in this conformation involves unravelling the outer turn of nucleosomal DNA and requires substantial reorientation of the DNA-binding domain with respect to the ATPase domains...
March 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320757/additional-candidate-genes-for-human-atherosclerotic-disease-identified-through-annotation-based-on-chromatin-organization
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Saskia Haitjema, Claartje A Meddens, Sander W van der Laan, Daniel Kofink, Magdalena Harakalova, Vinicius Tragante, Hassan Foroughi Asl, Jessica van Setten, Maarten M Brandt, Joshua C Bis, Christopher O'Donnell, Caroline Cheng, Imo E Hoefer, Johannes Waltenberger, Erik Biessen, J Wouter Jukema, Pieter A F M Doevendans, Edward E S Nieuwenhuis, Jeanette Erdmann, Johan L M Björkegren, Gerard Pasterkamp, Folkert W Asselbergs, Hester M den Ruijter, Michal Mokry
BACKGROUND: As genome-wide association efforts, such as CARDIoGRAM and METASTROKE, are ongoing to reveal susceptibility loci for their underlying disease-atherosclerotic disease-identification of candidate genes explaining the associations of these loci has proven the main challenge. Many disease susceptibility loci colocalize with DNA regulatory elements, which influence gene expression through chromatin interactions. Therefore, the target genes of these regulatory elements can be considered candidate genes...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304160/nucleosome-histone-tail-conformation-and-dynamics-impacts-of-lysine-acetylation-and-a-nearby-minor-groove-benzo-a-pyrene-derived-lesion
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Iwen Fu, Yuqin Cai, Nicholas E Geacintov, Yingkai Zhang, Suse Broyde
Histone tails in nucleosomes play critical roles in regulation of many biological processes, including chromatin compaction, transcription, and DNA repair. Moreover, post-translational modifications, notably lysine acetylation, are crucial to these functions. While the tails have been intensively studied, how the structures and dynamics of tails are impacted by the presence of a nearby bulky DNA lesion is a frontier research area, and how these properties are impacted by tail lysine acetylation remains unexplored...
March 22, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300215/chromatin-modification-contributes-to-the-expression-divergence-of-three-tags2-homoeologs-in-hexaploid-wheat
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Wei Zhang, Xiaoli Fan, Yingjie Gao, Lei Liu, Lijing Sun, Qiannan Su, Jie Han, Na Zhang, Fa Cui, Jun Ji, Yiping Tong, Junming Li
Plastic glutamine synthetase (GS2) is responsible for ammonium assimilation. The reason that TaGS2 homoeologs in hexaploid wheat experience different selection pressures in the breeding process remains unclear. TaGS2 were minimally expressed in roots but predominantly expressed in leaves, and TaGS2-B had higher expression than TaGS2-A and TaGS2-D. ChIP assays revealed that the activation of TaGS2-B expression in leaves was correlated with increased H3K4 trimethylation. The transcriptional silencing of TaGS2 in roots was correlated with greater cytosine methylation and less H3K4 trimethylation...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284913/higher-order-assembly-folding-the-chromosome
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Sven A Sewitz, Zahra Fahmi, Karen Lipkow
The linear molecules of DNA that constitute a eukaryotic genome have to be carefully organised within the nucleus to be able to correctly direct gene expression. Microscopy and chromosome capture methods have revealed a hierarchical organisation into territories, domains and subdomains that ensure the accessibility of expressed genes and eventually chromatin loops that serve to bring gene enhancers into proximity of their target promoters. A rapidly growing number of genome-wide datasets and their analyses have given detailed information into the conformation of the entire genome, allowing evolutionary insights, observations of genome rearrangements during development and the identification of new gene-to-disease associations...
March 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264735/the-serine-106-residue-within-the-n-terminal-transactivation-domain-is-crucial-for-oct4-function-in-mice
#20
Atsushi Mitani, Atsushi Fukuda, Toshiyuki Miyashita, Akihiro Umezawa, Hidenori Akutsu
Pou5f1/Oct4 is a key transcription factor for the induction of pluripotency and totipotency in preimplantation mouse embryos. In mice, loss or gain of function experiments have demonstrated an important role for Oct4 in preimplantation and developmental ability. In this study, using mouse preimplantation embryos as a model for the evaluation of Oct4 function, we constructed Oct4 overexpression embryos with various mutations at the N-terminal transactivation domain. Developmental competency and molecular biological phenotypes depended on the type of mutation...
March 7, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
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